A MUST-SEE Message! News Anchor Stands Up to Bully That Claims She is Not a Role Model For Being Overweight



  • 2012-10-04T14:00:59

I have to say that I disagree with you. While I do agree that homosexuality is a sin, there are kids that are bullied because of it and THAT is wrong. And God did nit and does nit say change your heart and then you can come to me. He says come to me as you are(broken and messed up) because I LOVE you as you are and because I love you and forgive you! Then you can change as the Holy Spirit works in your life to change the less desirable things in your life. Bottom line here. LOVE! God's unchanging and unconditional LOVE!

  • 2012-10-04T13:48:01

You are truely inspirational. Blessings to you and your family. I am the leader of a Christian weight loss group and I have struggled with my weight all of my life. I started my weight loss journey for the 3rd time in Jan. and I have lost 72 lbs. so far., and I still want to lose 25 more. Thank you for taking a public stand.

  • 2012-10-04T13:42:05

Well, I'm going to be the dissenting opinion here. I just wonder if anyone here actually read the email sent to her. Personally, I did not consider it "bullying." If the general public believes this to be bullying, then we truly have become a nation of thin-skinned, whiny cry-babies. Let me re-print it in case you have not read it: "Hi Jennifer, It's unusual that I see your morning show, but I did so for a very short time today. I was surprised indeed to witness that your physical condition hasn't improved for many years. Surely you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. Obesity is one of the worst choices a person can make and one of the most dangerous habits to maintain. I leave you this note hoping that you'll reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle." IMHO, as a TV personality, you are going to get all kinds of emails, some good, some awful and whether or not it's right, people WILL judge you by your appearance. If you cannot deal with that, then you should get out of the business. This man was concerned about her obesity being UNHEALTHY rather than unattractive. Being obese is something you CAN change, unlike the color of your skin. Let me say that I have been bullied a lot in my life time but I did something about it instead of just whining. As a result, I have very thick skin. I agree with him. The obesity epidemic in this country is out of control, especially among kids. I gained quite a bit of weight after I turned 40. But, I have recently lost 10 lbs. and I feel infinitely better (i.e., no more constant GI issues). A book that helped me and gave me a different perspective on weight is "Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food" by Lysa TerKeurst.

  • 2012-10-04T13:36:39

Will there come a day when all will realize we are all different. I am so glad there isn't more people like me. This lady said it very nicely.

  • 2012-10-04T13:33:31

Thank you for being a great role model. You are beautiful!

  • 2012-10-04T13:24:03

I would so have loved to listen to the entire video, as I feel for Jen and am certain I would be proud of her if I could see the entire vid. But often the vids take so long to load and I have sufficient bandwidth. Don't know what to do.

  • 2012-10-04T13:19:57

I agree Pam what a great role model you are Jennifer

  • 2012-10-04T13:16:09

I love this woman she is truly a role model.

  • 2012-10-04T13:14:37

Amen and Amen. Thank you for standing up to this man and to all those who think they can bully someone because of who they are or how they are made. I also am so thankful for your news station to allow this message to be heard! WAY TO GO!

  • 2012-10-04T13:01:14

wow....what a positive woman and also beautiful. I have heard when someone makes negative comments about someone else...they are insecure about them-self....way to go jennifer... GOD bless

  • 2012-10-04T12:58:52

Amen! I am proud of you and I know God is! You are the voice shouting back at opposition. May God continue to bless you and your family and strengthen you against this world wide enemy of bullying! I am convinced that God is love, and the email you received was the complete opposite. I heard this amazing statement I'll share. "Words are containers for power; they either heal or hurt."

  • 2012-10-04T12:50:27

Thank you for making this into a lesson for all parents that what we say and do each day sends a message to our children that its okay, so as parents we should think before we speak and act and ask ourselves is this what I want to teach my child today. As for the email writer, I pray that this has opened their eyes to their behavior, and will start to change it and be a better person, a good way to start will be to send another email and saying I'm sorry and learn from your mistakes. May God bless you for taking this and turning this into an inspiration for all of us. Have a blessed day.

  • 2012-10-04T12:41:19

Appearances are not what count, it is what is within a person that really counts. I am very proud of you for having stood up and said your piece. Thank you and many others do too.

  • 2012-10-04T12:32:52

I am more concerned about the "size zero" girls who read fashion magazines... And yes, I think it is very important to teach our children to be kind, not critical. God bless this newscaster and forgive the criticizer. I'd not want to be in his skin.

  • 2012-10-04T12:27:46

I am not significantly overweight myself, but after birthing six children by c-section, and honestly, throughout my life, it has been a lifelong battle for me to maintain and control my weight. It has been a time issue, a money issue, an identity issue, and at times, an emotional issue, particularly postpartum. Yet, I know my battle is nothing compared to that of others. It is appalling to me how Christian and obese people are the only groups of people that it has become chic to bully. In the age of so called tolerance, it is increasingly shocking to me how little this is addressed. I know as an anchor woman, it must have been very difficult to even have to address this, but it is about time. No one can predict or determine the stress levels, eating habits, metabolic differences, or chemical differences that make our bodies appear differently and there is no species where all turn out exactly the same size. The pressures on women to be the same size that someone else believes they should be, are unbelievable. I give you credit for having the strength to go public and not just shy away from the camera. Of my six children, 3 have always had more trouble balancing weight, grades, sports, eating habits and all that goes into life. You are a role model because you understand these struggles and face them head on! Thank you.

  • 2012-10-04T12:22:09

Thank you for sharing. I wish more people would share their experience on TV about bullying. I have thick skin too and I can take thos nasty words but it's the children like you said that don't unterstand. Thanks again!

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